RCS runs retirement preparation seminars for companies who wish to provide support for staff but do not have sufficient numbers leaving to warrant an 'in-house' seminar. Up to twelve companies may send individual delegates (with their partners) resulting in an interesting mix of views, experience and ambitions.
The content includes the adjustment to retirement, state benefits, occupational and personal pensions, health and fitness, taxation including self assessment, wills and financial planning. There is discussion about life after work including opportunities for voluntary and paid work and exploring new leisure activities and interests.
All seminars are held in specially selected hotels throughout the country. Most last for 2 days with some 3 day programmes at particular locations. The majority are residential but some non-residential seminars are held.
The seminars provide real practical help in assisting participants and their partners make the transition from full-time work towards retirement, recognising that not all who retire nowadays necessarily wish to stop working. All sessions are flexible and a participative approach is adopted so that the needs of each delegate are met. Views are sought in advance to give the opportunity for issues of individual interest to be covered.